The Doshikai Kendo & Iaido Dojo
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The Doshikai Kendo & Iaido dojo was established in Acton, Massachusetts in 1994, and is a member of the All United States Kendo Federation under the regional direction of the Eastern United States Kendo Federation.

Our Iaido Style:

The focus of every iaido student is on correct form and basic movements. This foundation is practiced in the All Japan Kendo Iaido forms formally called the Seitei Gata. There are twelve kata in all. After each student becomes proficient in these kata, they then begin the koryu style. At Doshikai we focus on the Muso Jikiden Eishen-Ryu style.

Mr. Barry Poitras

Mr. Poitras began his martial arts training in Shotokan Karate-do in 1980. He began kendo and iaido in 1989 with the Boston Kendo Dojo. He currently holds the rank of Yondan (4th Dan) in kendo and Godan (5th Dan) in iaido, as well as Sandan (3rd Dan) in karate-do.

Additional Instructors

Kevin Dobroth, AUSKF, Kendo - Nidan

Gordon Fisher, AUSKF, Iaido - Yondan

Chad Cook, AUSKF, Iaido - Sandan

Tom Olson, AUSKF, Iaido - Sandan

Ben Duggar, AUSKF, Iaido - Nidan, Kendo - Shodan

"The Dojo for the Serious Student"

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